You’ve recycled your leaders from the same pool for so long, you forget whose turn it is. Your board meetings don’t reflect the diversity of age, race, or gender of your general membership. You’ve developed the same stale strategic plan, with the same stale programs, every year. What you need are fresh ideas from young energized volunteer leaders.
If you want to know what your young members want, ask them. REALTOR® AE magazine’s August survey of nearly 200 REALTORS® under 40 from across the country found that they have a wealth of opinions about what their associations should offer. They have creative ideas to improve participation and efficiency. And they want to be involved. But nearly 20 percent say their association’s volunteer and leadership opportunities are not open equally to members of all ages.
More than 18,000 members and guests are expected to attend the REALTORS® Conference & Expo in sunny Orlando, Fla., November 9–12. The education and motivational offerings at the gathering are designed to help REALTORS® make the most of the current market and gain an edge over the competition. There’s also plenty of programming just for AEs, including these highlights.
From Nov. 9 through Nov. 12, 2012, the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®’ conference live Web site (REALTOR.org/ConferenceLive) will offer news, social networking buzz, attendee commentary, speaker interviews, and trade show footage for REALTOR® Conference & Expo attendees and those who are unable to attend the Orlando gathering.